Monday, September 13, 2010

European clubs queue up for Eneji

A number of unnamed European clubs have made enquiries about the possibility of luring away Enyimba midfielder, Otekpa Eneji, to their teams, can reveal.
Eneji, who was a shock call-up to the Super Eagles for the friendly tie against South Korea last month, has been scouted by officials of clubs from Belgium, France and Holland.
It is understood that a scout of one of the European clubs was in the stands to watch the 21-year-old midfielder make his debut in that August friendly match in which he played for 81 minutes before he was replaced by interim Nigerian coach, Austin Eguavoen.
“Eneji has caught the attention of a number of good clubs in Europe. One of the clubs actually sent a scout over to South Korea to watch the player in that friendly match against South Korea. He is being monitored by others, who have Nigerian contacts with several player’s agents based here (in Nigeria),” was informed at the weekend.
However, no deal appear in the cards for Eneji at the moment since his contract at the Peoples Elephant still has at least a season before it runs out.
Though the former Lobi Stars’ man could play a vital role in the title defence of the six-time Premier League champion when the 2010/2011 season begins, there is also the possibility of a January switch in the offing depending on the performance of the midfielder.
“The clubs will continue to watch his progress with the national team and with Enyimba,” hinted a close source to the player. “Since the transfer window has been closed in Europe, no deal can be done. But an attempt to sign him cannot be ruled out in January next year and that will also depend on his consistent performance on the field.”

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